Fishing Report 12.14.2020
On the south end… Ice fishing has begun on The Walleye Capital of the World. It actually started last week for some resorts, this week for others. Below zero temps this week. This is still considered early ice so safety is #1 priority. Work through a resort and stay on their marked trail. Resorts are using light ice rigs to transport guests to fish houses. Anglers fishing on their own are using ATV / snowmobiles / side by sides. Fishing has been good with a mix of walleyes and saugers in 15-24′. Now is traditionally a great time to catch fish. Some big pike and eelpout keeping walleye anglers on their toes.
On the Rainy River… Ice fishing is taking place on the river mainly by locals. The majority of ice fishing is done on the main lake during the ice fishing season where there isn’t current. There can be some good ice fishing on the Rainy, but with current in the river, work through a resort for safety. No snowmobile trail yet, stay tuned.
Up at the NW Angle… With the border closure, NW Angle Resorts and Community have pulled together and will have a guest ice road across the lake up to the Angle so anglers can drive to resorts. The NW Angle Guest Ice Road will begin when ice conditions allow, most likely early January. The snowmobile trail will be staked soon across the lake. There is also a flying service serving the Angle. More info on Facebook at Northwest Angle Guest Ice Road 2020.
Ice fishing has started up at the Angle with very good reports. A mix of walleyes, sauger and jumbo perch. Communicate with your favorite NW Angle resort for specifics and safety. A complete list of lodging and ice fishing packages available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/